What is Christian Counselling?

The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but I came that you may have life and have it abundantly.

Jesus Christ

What seperates Christian counselling from any other type of counselling, is that it equips and encourages you to live the glorious life that Father God always intended for you to live!

It does NOT mean that there won’t be any future storms, but it does mean that you will be equipped to keep your peace, faith and hopes up as you push through to next-level glory!

What it is:

  • Help
  • Making disciples of Jesus
  • Love Love Love
  • Connecting you in a personal relationship with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit
  • Helping you and equipping you to hear the voice of God, and to be led by Him
  • Helping you to exchange any lies, hurts or offenses that have kept you trapped in bondages of fear, guilt, bitterness, rejection, frustration, anger, envy, and the like, with liberating truth from the Lord
  • To be touched by God and His anointing
  • Using Godly wisdom in loving compassion and sincere faith
  • Equipping you to live your New Life in Christ with the principles that Jesus proclaimed for God’s Kingdom life, such as having grace, mercy, forgiveness, humility, being Holy Spirit-filled and -led, having the authority in Christ over evil, and living the Word
  • It is helping you to practice living the word, for Jesus said, “Those who hear the word and do it, and who does the will of My Father, are My mother and My brothers and sisters,” and “those who hear the Word and do it, is like a person whose house is built on the Rock.”
  • It is about new-covenant-life: transforming hearts and minds as the Lord writes His ways on hearts and minds, by His Holy Spirit, taking you as His beloved from glory to glory
  • It is often training in faith and endurance
  • It is equipping you for your calling
  • A Christian counsellor is a facilitator for Holy Spirit, Jesus and Father God to do the work
  • Using the Bible in its fulness and in context, as the foundation
  • In a nut-shell: it is about getting equipped to live ordinary, everyday life led by God, your Creator, Saviour, Redeemer, Helper, Counsellor, Healer, Protector, Provider… your everything… actually 🙂

What it is NOT

  • Judging!
  • Being led by pride and prejudices!
  • Bible-bashing!
  • An opportunity for gossip
  • Bullying or ANY form of evil
  • Fleshly wisdom producing strife, envy, sexual immorality, idolatry or divisions

When to ask for counselling

  • When you need someone to talk to and to pray with you
  • When you feel stuck
  • When you’ve been going around the same mountain many times, and not seeing the light or an outcome
  • When you’re uncertain that you “heard right” from the Lord
  • When you feel confused, frustrated, overwhelmed, at the end of your rope, heart broken